Kigali Agreement Date
The Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol is an international agreement to gradually reduce the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The amendment was accepted at the 28th meeting of the parties to the Montreal Protocol in Kigali on October 15, 2016. In Decision XXVIII/1, they adopted an amendment to the protocol (the Kigali amendment).  Given that pressure on world governments to take less opinion and to take more action to combat climate change, the Kigali amendment is indeed a laudable step that gives new impetus to a series of new global agreements on climate change, including the Paris Agreement, which will officially enter into force next month on 4 November 2016. The Kigali Amendment is a legally binding international agreement that aims to create rights and obligations in international law. The amendment is legally binding on a contracting party only if it has come into force with respect to that party. Thank you for your services to Candidate Lakes. It`s really useful as a Godsend. In Kigali, delegates worked tirelessly day and night to negotiate and obtain a timetable that required countries to gradually reduce the production and use of hydrocarbons (HFCs). After seven years of uninterrupted consultations, the parties to the Montreal Protocol have reached a benchmark and legally binding agreement to reduce emissions of powerful greenhouse gases, in order to prevent up to 0.5 degrees Celsius of global warming by the end of the century, while continuing to protect the ozone layer. CFCs are chemicals, mainly used in air conditioning, cold insulation and foam, which are powerful greenhouse gases, which can be a thousand times more potent than carbon dioxide to contribute to climate change. Under the amendment, all countries will gradually reduce HFCs by more than 80% over the next 30 years and replace them with more environmentally friendly alternatives. A certain group of industrialized countries will begin to gradually become debt-ridted in 2019.
Several developing countries will freeze consumption of CFCs in 2024, followed by other countries in 2028. The schedule for progressive planning is detailed here. The amendment also contains agreements on CFC destruction technologies, data reporting requirements and capacity-building provisions for developing countries.